Editorials

Get out and vote

November 2, 2010
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The election is upon us. Go out and do your duty. Do it in the knowledge that things in this nation and in this state must change. Understand that whomever you choose to vote for in this election, the winner will not be panacea for everything that is wrong with the economy. Nor will...

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Down to the wire

October 26, 2010
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With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

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Get out and vote

October 26, 2010
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Voting in our neighborhood can be termed anemic. In September, only 10% of the eligible voters went to the polls, this in spite of a contested congressional race and state senate seat. At a recent fundraiser, Rep. Marty Walz held no punches in saying that poor turnout by voters in our neighborhoods mean that...

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What does our clothing say about ourselves?

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick, his Republican opponent Charlie Baker and independent candidate Tim Cahill represent three different constituencies – and the clothing they wear apparently reveals that. A recent Boston Globe piece detailing the clothes the gubernatorial candidates are wearing as they make their case to the residents of Massachusetts pointed out that Governor Patrick...

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When the heats goes on; energy alternatives

October 7, 2010
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Whether you heat with oil, as so many do or with gas, the time is nearly here to turn it on. Gas is marginally cheaper than oil and it is in greater abundance in the Northeast. Oil, as all of us who use it to heat our homes know, has become extremely expensive. A...

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The endless summer

September 30, 2010
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Saturday the temperature hovered in the mid-80’s. It was so hot some people felt uncomfortable, so uncomfortable they wished it was already fall. Talk about thesis and anti-thesis. Sunday was warm again and then late in the day, the air lost its warmth, open windows came down, long sleeve shirts came out, and many...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Esplanade gala

September 16, 2010
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One can only wonder where the time went. It seems like only yesterday that the summer was just starting and the thought of activities in September were in the very distant future. However, summer has ended. While the lingering warm weather may still belie the fact, we are now in the middle of September...

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Burning Korans

September 16, 2010
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We do not endorse the burning of holy books. We detest radical Islam and we worry about those who want to cut off our heads, to bomb our shrines and government institutions and who quite often bomb their own using human beings as thought they were ordinance and bombs. Radical Islamists bomb weddings and...

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The cleaning up never ends

September 10, 2010
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One season has ended with a bang. Another season is now upon us. The perpetual mess on the sidewalks and streets remain. The cleaning operation so much a part of the city’s business continues but it is not enough. It is never enough. Last weekend’s weather didn’t help the situation, either. The summer tends...

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